Sikhay Kilos

Board of Trustees


Prof. Thelma B. Magcuro


Ms. Mary Jane R. Demegillo

Vice President

Prof. Lenore P. Dela Cruz


Prof. Jocelyn T. Caragay

Secretary General


Board Members

Ms. Valerainne R. Lopez

Ms. Monilita O. Manaay


About Sikhay Kilos

Sikhay Kilos Development Association Inc., is a newly organized association established by the faculty, staff and students of the CSWCD. It hopes to harness the knowledge and skills of its constituency in the service of the people.

As its name connotes, “Sikhay” means conscientious and principled initiative while “Kilos” literally means action. Sikhay Kilos aims to advance the welfare concerns of the poor, marginalized and/or vulnerable groups and communities in the Philippines. Further, it seeks to develop, initiate and implement programs and projects in social development; disseminate knowledge and establish partnerships and linkages in pursuing its goals. These goals are in line with the vision of the College that focus on the promotion of justice, peace and sustainable well-being shared by the Filipino people and the global community.

In line with CSWCD’s Strategic Goals, Sikhay Kilos aims to:

  • Advance the welfare concerns of the poor, marginalized and/or vulnerable groups and communities in the Philippines and other parts of the World in partnership with the College of Social Work & Community Development (CSWCD) at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City;
  • Develop, initiate and/or implement programs and projects in social development and allied concerns which includes among others social researches, trainings and seminars and conferences;
  • Disseminate knowledge generated by its social development programs and projects through publication, trainings, public fora and other multimedia format and platform;
  • Assist in strengthening the library, laboratory and other facilities, teaching and research capabilities of the CSWCD;
  • Assist in the improvement of the knowledge, skills and other welfare concerns of the faculty, REPS and administrative staff of the CSWCD;
  • Establish partnerships and linkages with other individuals, groups and institutions for the furtherance of the above objectives; and
  • Perform other tasks and activities strategically related to the above objectives.

Programs and Projects

  • CD Conference
  • Social Work Board Review in 2009
  • Timba-timbang Pagsikhay


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